Yael Shuv

Film Critic, Israel

Yael Shuv obtained her master's degree in cinema studies from New York University and has been writing about film for the past 27 years. She has contributed essays and reviews to the British magazine 'Total Film' and to 'Ha'aretz', a daily paper in Israel, among others. For the past 11 years she has been the chief film critic at 'Time Out Tel Aviv'. She also teaches film courses at the Open University of Israel and has served as an artistic advisor for the Israeli Film Fund, and has been a FIPRESCI juror in Haifa, Moscow, Locarno, Warsaw and now Venice. Her children's book The Ice Cream Princess was published in Israel in 2011 and became a bestseller.

Journeys to the Unknown

in 70th Venice Film Festival

The competition at the 2013 Venice Film Festival con... read more

A Procession of Overripe Symbols

in 64th Locarno International Film Festival

Grapevines, mangroves and other plants are not just ... read more

"Adam Resurrected": Of Dogs and Men By Yaev Shuv

in 24th Haifa International Film Festival

After being screened at the Telluride and Toronto fi... read more

Suicide is Painless

in 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The competition at the 49th edition of the Karlovy V... read more

Subverted Masculinity in Tudor Giurgiu's "Of Snails and Men"

in 28th Warsaw International Film Festival

Big strong men dance a sensual tango in prison in Fr... read more

"Melody for the Barrel-Organ": Kira Muratova's Horror Fairy Tale About Today's World

in 31st Moscow International Film Festival

Snow fell in many competition films at the 31st Mosc... read more

"Macadam Stories": A Low Key Comedy of Human Errors

in 26th Stockholm International Film Festival

A clueless American astronaut who lands on top of a ... read more

A Look at the Unsung Heroes of Cinema

in 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Film festivals are by nature the best showcase for f... read more

Is Toni Erdmann Ripe for a Hollywood Remake?

in 28th Palm Springs International Film Festival

The news about a planned American remake of Toni Erd... read more


in 34th Torino Film Festival

Five of the 15 films in the main competition at the ... read more

Loving Vincent

in 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Vincent Van Gogh's paintings, created with fierce br... read more